Tag Archives: isolation

The Atomised Society of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The new coronavirus epidemic is having a noteworthy effect: more and more people in cities like Wuhan are simply staying at home. In part this is because the civil authorities are telling them to stay home, and even locking them … Continue reading

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Expulsion

 I always thought that a picture from the ISIS survey illustrated well the impact of smoking bans. They didn’t effect most people, because most people don’t smoke. And they didn’t effect a lot of smokers that much either, particularly those … Continue reading

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Community

Back in the 1950s, a home visit from the family doctor was a quite common occurrence. Family life came to a halt with their arrival. They were treated like gods. They took your temperature and your pulse. They rapped their … Continue reading

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Social Isolation Kills

I came across this yesterday. Loneliness and social isolation could kill you early, reveals new study The researchers conducted two meta-analyses which involved 3,00,000 participants and found that greater social connection is associated with a 50 percent reduced risk of … Continue reading

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Three Comments on Facebook

Three comments recently appeared under a Facebook post by Audrey Silk, each one describing the social isolation of smokers in much the same way: There were several other commenters in agreement, including myself – because my experience of social division … Continue reading

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When Is The War On Tea Going To Start?

It always puzzles me that the first – and most potent – drug that I crave on waking at dawn is widely available in shops, freely advertised everywhere, consumed by both adults and children, and not deemed to be poisonous, … Continue reading

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Escape Velocity

Smokingscot has his own blog, on which he periodically writes thoughtful essays. His latest starts with a telling observation: I’ve often pondered what the real difference is between people who are unemployed and those who are “exiled” (to quote Ms … Continue reading

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